Friday, 2 December 2011

painting clay

Twice a year my friend Jan hosts a 'clay play' day at her lovely home.
An all round creative and a part-time potter, she whips up (throws actually) a kiln load of bowls, beakers, plates and cookie cutter shapes and then invites friends and family around to paint them.

We all set up at long tables under her house with a cuppa and stacks of books and magazines for inspiration and then get creating...

In between painting up a storm and gossiping with old friends (there's plenty of regulars at these events), there's the feast of a lunch to be shared on Jan's beautiful verandah. It really is a delightful day allround...

Bowls and shapes ready for decoration.

The gorgeous palette of glazes to paint with.

The finished product, freshly fired.


  1. What a fun get together...your photos are gorgeous...Does she have her own kiln? How cool is that?

  2. wow this is very professional! We are preparing clay figures too. :)

  3. This is exactly what I want to do, since I am a spanish designer. Could you please explain to me in detail all the process?